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Seeking the Next Great Campus Read

Proposals sought for the 2013-14 One Book One Northwestern program

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October 8, 2012

EVANSTON, Ill. --- The Northwestern University community is engaged in a slate of activities for this year’s One Book One Northwestern selection -- “Never a City So Real” by Alex Kotlowitz. But it’s not too early to be thinking about next year’s great campus reading selection.

University officials are seeking proposals for the 2013-2014 academic year, and suggestions are welcome for subsequent years as well.

Program proposals should include the book title, a faculty leader and a Northwestern program or department that will host the yearlong program. 

Proposals and questions about One Book One Northwestern should be sent to OneBookNomination@northwestern.edu. The deadline is Nov. 5 for sending proposals for next year.

The selected book should be available in paperback and digital formats. It will be distributed to incoming students next summer in preparation for the fall quarter.

The One Book One Northwestern faculty leader will address incoming students at the President’s Convocation during Wildcat Welcome.

In this year’s book, Kotlowitz provides a richer understanding of Chicago through a collection of vignettes about the city’s diverse people and neighborhoods. The 2012-2013 program is hosted by the Center for Civic Engagement.

The One Book One Northwestern program is sponsored by the Office of the President. The planning committee, chaired by Eugene Lowe, assistant to the president, includes students, faculty and staff.

The committee will review initial proposals and invite a smaller number of full proposals for more detailed consideration before making recommendations to President Morton Schapiro.

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